At first glance, you wouldn’t think of Bucharest as an artistic city but it actually is! Constantin Brancusi, Victor Brauner, Stefan Luchian, Nicolae Tonitza, Nicolae Grigorescu, Stefan Caltea and Sorin Ilfoveanu are just a few names you should know if you are into Romanian art. There are classical art galleries, unconventional ones, contemporary…you name it! Here are my favorite art spots in town.
Artmark is an art gallery and art auction house. It is one of the biggest in the country, many famous artists have been exhibit here. Together with the ArtSociety Cultural Center and the Management Institute of Art, they organize art exhibitions nation-wide but are involved in other cultural initiatives like intensive training sessions focusing on Romanian art and art history management .
Rosetti C.A.,No. 5
Fisher & Milenkovici this small art and antique gallery has an homey feeling. The owner is always there and can advise you about all the pieces on display. Great place for a nice present.
Benjamin Franklin Street, No. 9
Galateca, this contemporary art gallery is about art in all its forms and about product design. It is a project created by artists, designers, architects, curators and communication specialists set out to develop exhibitions of applied arts, new multimedia art, a gallery shop that is a total novelty for the market and multidisciplinary cultural experiences.
C.A. Rosetti Street, No 2-4
Galeriile Orizont is opened since 1960 and is one of the most popular and largest galleries in Bucharest. Over time, the Orizont Gallery has exhibited works of art belonging to the great Romanian masters of painting, sculpture and graphics.
Bd. Nicolae Balcescu, No.23A
115 Digital Art Gallery is dedicated to showing and promoting digital art in all its forms. Digital art has become an essential component of contemporary art. Besides digital art exhibitions, 115 Digital Art Gallery organizes educational seminars, live art performances and workshops where the public has the opportunity to become familiar with the concept of digital art and the use of digital tools in the creative process.
Mihai Eminescu Street, No.11
Aiurart is a bit of everything. A small museum, cultural center and contemporary art gallery. Since opened, Aiurart has been a venue for contemporary art exhibitions, devoted to the diversity of contemporary artistic forms like paintings, sculpture, installations and video art.
Lirei Street, No.21
Art Hub is built around the concept of multifunctional space which offers the use of a large number of people in the arts, cultural management, advertising and communication. The venue offers a good working space for artists, a meeting place for creative people and art classes in the morning.
Bd.Marasesti, No. 107
ArtXpert has been on the market for more than 20 years. They are focused on contemporary paintings. The gallery is small but their portfolio is huge. They had on sail and display names like: Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Jason Crum, Ryan Roback, Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall.
Puţul lui Zamfir 45
Galeria Posibila, the place where you can find the most prestigious Romanian painters alive. The gallery offers the possibility of buying painting from Stefan Caltea and Sorin Ilfoveanu.
Popa Petre No. 6
Nemtoi Gallery is the first contemporary art space displaying exclusively the glass works of glass artist Ioan Nemtoi. It is also the first glass gallery in Romania. Ioan Nemtoi is one of the best rated contemporary glass artists, appreciated for his creativity as well as for his impeccable technique of blown glass. You will be delighted by the rich variety of forms and colors created by Ioan Nemtoi. Due to the expansion and redecoration of the exhibition space, the gallery will soon be open to other artists as well as other art genres.
Calea Victoriei, No.126